instrument panel


Definition of instrument panel

: a panel on which instruments are mounted especially : dashboard sense 2

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There's nothing unusual about the instrument panel or steering wheel. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "Variable-compression engine meets crossover: Infiniti QX50 review," 8 Nov. 2018 The trim flowed from the instrument panel, beside the central controls, across the lower center stack to the opposite side of the center console. star-telegram, "Toyota Camry Hybrid returns for 2018 with the same makeover as the Camry | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 28 Apr. 2018 This first Zero had been fitted with a dial-mimicking LCD screen instrument panel, as well as a center touch screen. WSJ, "1968 Jaguar E-Type Zero: Revamping the Vintage Roadster as an Electric Car," 5 Oct. 2018 On the inside, the Quadrifoglio has more leather and carbon-fibre, some leather-and-Alcantara front seats, and another clover badge on the instrument panel. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "1,160 miles in 11 days: A grand tour with the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio," 15 Aug. 2018 The inside is dominated by massive widescreen displays that serve both as the main instrument panel and the MBUX infotainment system. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "402 horsepower and “up to 200 miles’” range for electric Mercedes-Benz EQC," 4 Sep. 2018 Meanwhile, Fiat Chrysler buys magnesium instrument panels from the supplier. Phoebe Wall Howard, USA TODAY, "Ford to halt all F-150 production, could last weeks," 9 May 2018 The plane's instrument panel is also being modified with electric propulsion indicators in preparation for the first flight of Mod II, which Borer says will likely occur sometime in 2019. Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, "NASA X-Plane Gets Closer to Electric Flight," 18 June 2018 With the capsule hurtling about 5,000 mph spaceward, all of the warning lights on the instrument panel lit up. Gabrielle Banks, Houston Chronicle, "BEAN OBIT," 26 May 2018

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First Known Use of instrument panel

1922, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of instrument panel

: a flat surface across the front of an airplane's cockpit that contains the instruments used to fly the plane

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